It’s one thing to know that travel agent associations are lobbying the government on agents’ behalf. It’s another to actually hear it and see it in action.
TORONTO — TTAND agents stepped up to the plate, and then some, with a donation of $1,250 in support of the host agency’s four-week TTAND Lends a Hand charitable initiative.
As the latest campaign launched by the host agency to encourage TTAND agents to give back, TTAND Lends a Hand invited TTAND agents to share their stories on how they have contributed to their community to make it a better place.
Agents posted a short story describing their initiative on the dedicated section of the Hub, the TTAND intranet. There were five random draws from all entries and the winner was able to make a $250 donation to the charity of their choice.
“I am so very proud of our partners and how even during the toughest time ever seen in the travel industry, they still found a way to give back,” said Flemming Friisdahl, TTAND Founder.
He added that in addition to the 206 agents who wrote about their TTAND Lends a Hand donations on the Hub, there were many others who did their good deeds anonymously. “There were many other acts of kindness where the agent did not want to be recognized,” he said. “One of the stories I heard was a partner buying three waterproof blankets and donating them to a homeless person in their area.”
TTAND donated $250 to the charities nominated by the following agents and staff: Shelley Cota – Brothers and Sisters of Canada (AB); Elish Tait – The Brain Tumour Foundation; Yolande Castello – Salvation Army; Shelley Cota – Dominican Republic Ascension/Caraballo; Sharon Rushton – Viola’s Place homeless shelter / local SPCA.
A total of 206 give back activities were shared on the Hub from all across Canada.
Some examples of give back activities were: